Calendar – Youth – Animal Jam “Jammer” Party – Feb. 24

February 21, 2017

Marquette – An Animal Jam “Jammer” Party will be held on Friday, February 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Community Room of the Peter White Public Library.

All students in Grades 4 and up are invited for an Animal Jam extravaganza hosted by the Junior Teen Advisory Board. Enjoy Jamaa games and snacks, cool Jamaa adventures, a fashion show, and more! Come dressed as your favorite animal if you wish.

The event is free. For more information, call 226-4321 or 2264323, visit www.pwpl.info, or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook. … Read the rest

Calendar – Education – Colloquium on Family Communication and Mental Health – Feb. 24

February 21, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University alumna Alesia Woszidlo will present a colloquium on her work with the Kansas Women’s Leadership Institute on Friday, February 24 at 3:30 p.m. in room 318 of the Thomas Fine Arts building at NMU.

Woszidlo specializes in family communication and mental health as an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. The public is invited.… Read the rest

Calendar – Youth – Story and Craft Hour – Feb. 24

February 21, 2017

Marquette – Story and Craft Hour for ages 4 through 8 will be held on Friday, February 24 from 11 a.m. to noon in the Youth Atrium of the Peter White Public Library.

Enjoy stories, songs, and crafts. The event is free. For more information call 226-4320, visit www.pwpl.info or find Peter White Public Library Youth Services on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Education – 11th Annual Agriculture for Tomorrow Conference Early Registration Deadline – Feb. 24

February 21, 2017

Escanaba – The early registration deadline for the Michigan State University Extension’s 11th annual Agriculture for Tomorrow conference is on Friday, February 24. The conference will be held on Tuesday, March 7 at the Heirman University Center, 2001 N. Lincoln Road in Escanaba.

The conference is to help U.P. farmers stay informed, up-to-date and profitable. Topics will include protecting crops from weeds, disease and insects, low-lignin alfalfa, using paper mill residuals on crop land, managing crop nutrients, dairy calf housing, passive immune testing calves, beef cattle handling, Veterinary Feed Directive, Military Veterans in Ag, Panel of farmers on Brand and Direct Marketing, Meet MDARD, and Getting to know your local resources. Participants can gain information on farming practices they are currently pursuing, or explore new possibilities.

The early registration cost is $25 before February 24, or $35 after that date, and includes lunch and materials.… Read the rest

Calendar – Sports – Inaugural WinterFest Tailgate – Feb. 24

February 21, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Special Events Committee will host the inaugural WinterFest Tailgate, prior to the NMU-Michigan Tech hockey game, on Friday, February 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. in a heated tent between the PEIF and the Berry Events Center.

The event will include hot chocolate, music by DoubleTrouble DJs and activities that incorporate the WinterFest theme of Alice in Winterland. “Minute to Win It”-style games with prizes include Queen of Hearts, which involves finding the hidden face card in the tent. There will also be a Mad Hatter hat competition and a sign competition to create items to bring to the game. … Read the rest